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Although the Ball FreshTech Automatic Canner is meant to be used “hot water bath canner” it uses 3psi of pressure to steam jars of jams, pickles and sauces at the equivalent of boiling temperature for altitudes up to 9,000 feet. It is not meant to be used as a pressure canner, and cannot be used to can meat or non-acidic vegetables, although it is in an electric pressure cooker body.
Although outwardly it resembles and electric pressure cooker, according to the patent filing for this product, this cooker has two temperature sensors (on in the base and one in the lid) plus an additional pressure sensor (in the lid) – to continuously monitor the internal temperature and pressure during the heat-up, processing, and cool-down phases. Also, it vents continuously during use. So the timings, pressures, phases and procedures for this cooker cannot be applied to any electric pressure cooker to “hot water bath can” using pressurized steam – follow NCHFP guidelines, instead.
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